Daily Life with Stroke
Annotation:National Stroke Association - Provides links to documents and videos addressing common concerns for stroke survivors and their families.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Dietary hints for health with specific suggestions on how to cut down on fats, cholesterol and salt.
Annotation:American Stroke Association - Tips for daily living submitted by stroke survivors or family caregivers, previously published in various issues of Stroke Connection Magazine
Annotation:American Stroke Association - Suggestions for making dressing easier after a stroke.
Annotation:National Stroke Association - Extensive compilation of fact sheets on managing recovery after a stroke.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - A comprehensive guide to the effects of any kind of brain injury and the adjustments that the patients and family can make to cope.
Annotation:American Stroke Association - An examination of the effect of stroke on emotions, originally published as a magazine article. This page provides links to others for more detail on various aspects of the psychological change after stroke, from depression to cognition.
Annotation:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Coping strategies for families of patients with diminished communication abilities.
Annotation:National Stroke Association - An explanation of the medical condition that causes sudden and unpredictable episodes of crying, laughing, or other emotional displays; it is triggered by damage to an area of the brain, sometimes from stroke. Pseudobulbar Affect is also called Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder (IEED), Emotional Lability or emotional incontinence.
Annotation:American Stroke Association - Excerpted from "Tips from Caregivers Who've Been There", Stroke Connection Magazine November/December 2003 this page provides effective ideas to help caregivers.
Annotation:American Heart Association - Recognizing when caregivers need to take care of themselves.
Annotation:Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - The National Family Caregiver Support Program, established in 2000, provides grants to States and Territories, based on their share of the population aged 70 and over, to fund a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. This page provides background and statistics on the programs and links to further resources.
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